By Carmen Chin
South Korean musicians HyunA and DAWN have ended their six-year relationship.
Yesterday (November 30), HyunA took to her personal Instagram page to write a brief post announcing that she and DAWN have parted ways as a couple. “We broke up. We decided to remain as good friends and colleagues from now on,” the ‘Nabillera’ singer wrote in her vague post, as translated by Soompi. “Thank you always for your support and for looking over us fondly.”
Neither HyunA nor DAWN have shared more information regarding the circumstances behind their decision to call it quits at the time of publication. However, DAWN was eventually spotted giving HyunA’s announcement post a like.
HyunA and DAWN began dating sometime in 2016 while both singers were labelmates under CUBE Entertainment, however only publicly announced their romance in 2018. Following the announcement of their relationship in the public sphere, the pair subsequently left CUBE Entertainment in favour of their relationship.
They were later added to the ranks of P Nation, then a newly established music label founded and headed by ‘Gangnam Style’ singer Psy. After signing soloist contracts with P Nation, both HyunA and DAWN have since released music both individually and as a unit in their four years under the company.
HyunA’s last solo release was the mini-album ‘Nabillera’, headlined by a title track of the same name. Meanwhile, DAWN performed an unreleased track titled ‘Stupid Cool’ live at the Kyunghee University Festival in May, and was initially slated to release new music this year. The couple have also released music together while under P Nation; in September 2021, they dropped a mini-album, ‘1+1=1’, led by title track ‘Ping Pong’.
However, the couple announced their departure from P Nation in late August, just three months prior to their break-up announcement. In a statement released by the agency at the time, HyunA and DAWN were said to have parted ways with P Nation due to the expiration of their contracts. Both singers have yet to confirm if they have signed with a new label at the time of writing.